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Eurovision, Beach House, Lily Allen, Neko Case… Weekend Reads

Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino

In the week of Eurovision, some words were written. Some were about Eurovision. Some were not about Eurovision, because other things and people exist. People like Childish Gambino, Lily Allen, Beach House, Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Miles Kane, Hatchie and Lucrecia Dalt. But. Eurovision is this weekend.


Independent: Why Eurovision is such a draw for the LGBTQ+ community (Rob Holley)

Guardian: Viva la diva! How Eurovision’s Dana International made trans identity mainstream (Eve Barlow)

The Conversation: Childish Gambino: This is America uses music and dance to expose society’s dark underbelly (Cookney/Fairclough)

Pigeons and Planes: The Story Behind Childish Gambino’s Symbolic “This Is America” Dance Choreography (Eric Skelton)

Observer: Lily Allen: ‘We need to fight back against these forces’ (Miranda Sawyer)

Best Fit: Long Read: Beach House’s creative evolution (Ed Nash)

Pitchfork: Neko Case on Her New Album, Her House Burning Down, and Her Futuristic Feminism (Jillian Mapes)

Drowned in Sound: Everybody Needs You: DiS meets Laura Veirs (Erin Lyndal)

The Quietus: Legislated Nostalgia: Blur’s Modern Life Is Rubbish, 25 Years On (Luke Turner)

Noisey: How Johannesburg’s Young Black Artists Are Shaping The Future They Want (Laurence Burney)

Evening Standard: The God Squad: Why grime is preaching the gospel (Susannah Butter)

Independent: Miles Kane: ‘I feel different now, as a man, in myself’ (Roisin O’Connor)

Pitchfork: Introducing Hatchie, the Dream-Pop Idol of Tomorrow (Quinn Moreland)

The Quietus: Limits, Borders, Edges: Lucrecia Dalt Interviewed (Alex Weston-Noond)

Drowned in Sound: We Love EU: Mart Avi (James Thornhill)

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